Vacuum Filtration

M2.3 Extracting Copper

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This video demonstrates the vacuum filtration apparatus being used to separate copper leachate from waste solid. Vacuum filtration is usually used to separate mixtures when the solid is required and the filtrate is waste but in this case the filtrate is collected.

For further information see Salters Advanced Chemistry, 2000, Activities and Assessment Pack, Second Edition, ISBN 0 435 631217